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Event: Tanderrum and Creation



It’s rare that we city dwellers are exposed to the ancient Aboriginal cultures of this land. Indigenous Australians have inhabited the country for at least 50,000 years, and many scholars consider their culture to be the oldest continuing culture on the planet.

Tomorrow evening, Melburnians will be reminded of this extraordinary heritage as the Melbourne Festival kicks off with ‘Tanderrum and Creation’, a free event to be held in Federation Square.

First, the Ilbijerri Theatre Company will stage Tanderrum, a Welcome to Country ceremony performed by Elders from the five Kulin Nations of central Victoria.

Next, acclaimed Aboriginal singer Archie Roach will perform his new show Creation in an open-air concert (listen to Archie’s new track ‘Song to Sing’ above). Backed by a ten-piece ensemble featuring a string quartet, this promises to be a great gig.

This event — all of it — is completely free, so get down to Fed Square tomorrow at 6pm and enjoy.

Tanderrum and Creation

Date: 11 October 2013

Time: 6pm (1.5 hours duration)

Venue: Federation Square, Melbourne

Fed Square map_The Melbourne Local



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